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MSU Game Weekend Guide: October 23-25

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It’s time for another SEC game weekend in Mississippi’s College Town, and we’re hosting our unWINE Downtown ladies night of after hours shopping and wine tasting on Friday! Read on for great game weekend resources for shopping, dining and… HAIL STATE!


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Ladies, you’ll enjoy great wine tasting and after hours shopping with some of your favorite Main Street member shops! Ticket holders will receive 20% EVERYTHING at participating shops.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
5:30 – 9:30pm

Check-in 5:30-6:30 at GSDP Welcome Center (200 East Main Street) in Downtown Starkville. You’ll receive your wine menu and stemless wine glass.
Tickets: $20 each

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door during check-in.
**BUY NOW! Only advance ticket holders will be guaranteed our Fall 2015 limited edition wine glass!

PARTICIPATING SHOPS:

929, Occasions, Aspen Bay, Last Man Standing, Fleur de Lis, Bookmart, Thyme, Holli’s Sweet Tooth, Swanky B Boutique, Flip Side Children’s Consignment, Merle Norman Luna Bella, LA Green, R. Tabb & Co., Reeds, Style Revel, Vitality Skin & Spa, Gypster Veil

WINE LIST:

Whites:
Fleur de Lis
Charles Smith Vino
2013 Pinot Grigio – Washington

Book Mart
Hob Nob
2013 Chardonnay – California

Holli’s Sweet Tooth
Voga
2014 Moscata – Italy

Merle Norman/Luna Bella
Moselland Cat Bottle
2012 Riesling – Germany

Vitality Skin & Spa
New Age
2013 Torrontes / Sauvignon Blanc – Argentina

R. Tabb & Co.
Blance de Bleu
2012 Brut Champagne – California

Gypster Veil
Lady Lolo
2013 Pinot Grigio / Chardonnay – Italy

Reds:
Occasions
Penfolds Koonunga Hill
2012 Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon – Australia

Reeds
Alexandre Sirech
2011 Le Bordeaux – France

LA Green
Bolla
Rose – Italy

Style Revel
Keo
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Argentina

Flip Side
Roscato
Sweet Red – Italy

929
Dacu
2012 Tempranillo – Spain

Aspen Bay
Sea Glass
2013 Pinot Noir – California

Thyme
Stemmari
2012 Pinot Noir – Italy

Swanky B
Friends
2013 Red Blend – California

Last Man Standing
Duck Commander Triple Threat
2012 Red Blend – California

 


GAME WEEKEND SHOPPING

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There’s plenty of time this weekend to visit your favorite Starkville shops & boutiques to find tailgating supplies and the latest styles for Saturday’s game!

We asked local shops, Thyme, Occasions and Flowers By the Bunch, to share a few ideas for table settings to reflect the Fall season, and they did not disappoint! Visit our FALL TABLESCAPE LOOK BOOK for ideas and must-haves for entertaining this autumn.

During your Homecoming weekend, be sure to plan time to enjoy Starkville’s many local shops and restaurants! Our Starkville Main Street members always roll out the maroon carpet with sidewalk sales, dining and drink specials and more! This Google Map will serve as your walking tour guide!

View SHOP DOWNTOWN STARKVILLE in a larger map

 

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GAME WEEKEND DINING

Whether it’s artisan breads and sweets, eclectic pizza pies or one of these iconic Starkville eateries, game weekend and autumn holiday traditions have to include a visit to one of your favorite Starkville tables! Some of the best chefs, bakers and culinary entrepreneurs in the Southeast are waiting with great specials and the menu items you’ve been waiting for all season! Download one of our Culinary Maps below for your weekend’s best dining options…

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**Scroll down to see our great options for brunch on Sunday!


TO & FROM THE GAME… LOGISTICS

PARKING DOWNTOWN:
Free parking in several lots as well as 2-hour curbside in Downtown Starkville for easy access to shopping, dining and transit to the game.

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TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:
Starkville offers three options for public transit to and from Davis Wade Stadium on gameday. Check out your options below, and visit SMART TRANSIT for a full list of routes, schedules and arrival times.

**NOTE: The MSU SMART office has made a change to the gameday Hwy 12 route. It will now drop off at Newell-Grissom rather than Giles Hall.

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MSU TRAFFIC INFORMATION

Campus Parking:
View this link for a map of gameday parking lots (click the link).  

General Gameday Campus Info:

Golf Carts
–Fans are encouraged to follow all golf cart rules and respect the roads that are off limits beginning four hours prior to kick off.
–Full rules and regulations can be found here: fanguide.msstate.edu/parking/carts.php

Trash and Recycling
–Help keep campus looking nice on gameday for fans and visitors. Fans are encouraged to bag both their recyclable and disposable items during their tailgating.

Shuttles
Run three hours before kick off and two hours after the end of the game:
— Reserved RV/Wise Center–Picks up at RV Lots 29 and 31 and on the northwest corner of the Wise Center and drops off at Thompson Hall.
— Thad Cochran Research Park–Runs from Research Park to Humphrey Coliseum.
— Davis Wade Express–Picks up at Starkville Daily News and drops off at Giles Hall.
— S.M.A.R.T Downtown Route–Service to Giles Hall from the following locations: Patriots Park, Regions Bank, Bank of Commerce, Fire Station One, Hartness Street, Catholic Church, Sweet Peppers to Giles Hall.
–Highway 12 Express–Service to Newell Grissom from the following locations: WalMart, Kroger, Avenue of Patriots, Vowell’s Marketplace and The Mill at MSU Conference Center.
–For additional transportation choices that run throughout Starkville, visit www.smart.msstate.edu.

ADA Parking
–ADA parking is available on gameday. Visit bit.ly/MSUGameParking.
–The MSU Parking Assistance Center can provide golf cart shuttle services from all parking areas. On gameday, call662-325-9114 for all assistance needs.

Post-game egress:

Law enforcement will be working key intersections both on and off campus after the game, and they ask fans to:
Pay attention and use precaution; follow intersection officers’ instructions.
View this link for a map of key intersections and traffic flow for post-game egress (click the link).


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BRUNCH IN STARKVILLE

Join us on Sunday for special shopping hours with some of your favorite Downtown retailers shown above as well as delicious brunch! Check out this list of Starkville restaurants and pick your table!

bbb_foodRestaurant Tyler
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local food favorites featuring chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and blue plate menu
SEE MENU

Central Station Grill
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Daily chef specials, Bloody Mary bar, $2 Mimosas
SEE MENU

Old Venice Pizza Company
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old fashioned staples like french toast, belgian waffles, and build-your-own waffles
SEE MENU

Denny’s
24 hours
Full menu served 24 hours including breakfast sandwiches, omelets and sausage, and skillet plates
SEE MENU

Aramark – Fresh Food Company
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All you care to eat buffet for $8 per person plus tax. Kids 12 and under eat for $5.50 plus tax, and children under 3 years old eat free.
SEE MENU

Dawg House Sports Grill
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breakfast sandwiches, steak and eggs, Bottomless Bloddy Mary’s and Mimosas for $20
SEE MENU

929 Coffee Bar
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Savory house made quiche, breakfast casseroles, sweet breakfast options, coffee
SEE MENU

Veranda
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
House made quiche, waffles, omelets, blue plates, and even chicken and dumplins
SEE MENU

DeRego’s Bread
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Artisan breads, boule, pastries, sandwiches, and weekly specials
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We are very excited to host Bulldog nation for this fall’s MSU football season! We hope you’ll plan to spend the WHOLE weekend during each visit so you can enjoy the best Mississippi’s College Town has to offer.  Check out the full NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS schedule for Friday evening events on every home football game weekend. Welcome home, Bulldogs! #HAILSTATE
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